Thursday, June 21, 2012

UNCITRAL Publishes a Digest of International Commercial Arbitration Case Law

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has published a Digest of Case Law on International Commercial Arbitration.  The Digest is available on the UNCITRAL website and in print.

The Digest is designed to identify trends in the interpretation and application of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, with the objective of promoting uniform interpretation and application.  This is accomplished by surveying and commenting on case law from more than 90 jurisdictions that have enacted the Model Law.

Information in the Digest is presented in chapters corresponding to articles of the Model Law.  Each chapter contains a synopsis of the relevant case law, a description of common views among different jurisdictions, and reports on divergent approaches.  The Digest is based on 725 cases from 37 States around the world.

The Model Law was adopted on June 21, 1985 and amended on July 7, 2006.  It provides a uniform legal framework for international commercial arbitration and is one of the most successful legal standards prepared by UNCITRAL.

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